Student Scoop – September 27, 2023

Homecoming 2023

Homecoming is halfway through! Don’t miss out on the rest of the events! Join the Tech Traditions Committee for:

Friday, September 29

  • Cardboard Boats are always worth coming to watch! Friday, September 29 at 4:00 PM at Kestner Waterfront Park.
  • Women’s Soccer takes on Davenport University at 6 PM at Kearly Stadium
  • Fans in the Stands support the Women’s Volleyball Team as they take on Lake Superior State. The Homecoming team with the most spirit will also win points for the team competition. The game starts at 7 PM in the Wood Gym.

Saturday, September 30

Sunday, October 1

  • Women’s Soccer takes on Grand Valley State University at 6 PM at Kearly Stadium. The teams are currently tied for first place in the GLIAC standings

A handful of Homecoming t-shirts are still available! Swap a non-perishable food item, hygiene item, or a cash donation to receive your free shirt during the tailgate! Find the full list of desired donations here. Donations support the Husky Food Pantry and the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home.

Registration is now open for Make A Difference Day 2023!

Make a Difference Day is coming up on Saturday, October 28th, and we want YOU to be involved in our largest annual day of service! Some of the wonderful organizations you may be working with include the Copper Country Humane Society, Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home, Keweenaw Land Trust, and Copper Country Habitat for Humanity. Many of our volunteers are also assigned to support our local community members. Volunteering projects vary based on community needs, but you may find yourself raking, cleaning, organizing, painting, or weeding.

Interested in volunteering for this important event? Register today on GivePulse, our community service website. If you would like to register to volunteer with other members of a group, please enter the group name when signing up. Each member of your organization/group must register individually for Make a Difference Day. The final deadline to register is Sunday, October 22 at 11:59 PM.

Check-in for volunteers will be held in the MUB Commons from 8:30-9:00 AM, where information will be distributed before groups travel to their service locations. Some locations may require your group to drive.

Want to learn more about the event? Check out our website! We can’t wait to see how much of a difference we can make this year!

HuskyLEAD Presents: Building a Brand

Join us for an immersive workshop on Building a Brand, where you’ll discover the strategies and insights needed to create a brand that resonates, engages, and leaves a lasting impact. In this interactive workshop, Haley Goodreau of University Marketing and Communications will guide you through the essential components of crafting a brand that not only stands out but also fosters loyalty and growth. Topics will include brand identity essentials, visual branding, and design, crafting your story, and engaging with your audience.

Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 PM in MUB Alumni Lounge A

Husky Tae Kwon Do

Identity Campaign – REHS

For the next two weeks Residence Education and Housing Services is hosting an Identity Campaign. Take a look at our social media to reflect on what identities you hold and how they interact with others. We are hosting an Identity Carnival on Thursday, September 28 at 3:00pm on Walker Lawn. There will be outdoor games, carnival snacks, and conversations about what identities we hold.

Husky Hobbies

Husky Innovate

Office Hours with Joe Corso

Are you working on a pitch or business model for your new venture?  Do you have an innovative idea?    In his free time, Joe Corso mentors entrepreneurs at a local Austin, TX business accelerator.  Corso, a Michigan Tech alum, has an impressive career leading new initiatives throughout his corporate career.  Joe is excited to mentor our Husky Innovate startup teams in order to help them move their ideas forward.  These meetings will be held regularly throughout the year.  

This fall we will meet online from 4:00 – 5:00 pm est, on 9/26, 10/19, 11/9, and 11/30.  Select the date(s) that you would like attend.  Spots for Office Hours are limited and based on availability.   We will follow up with a Zoom link to confirm.   

Joe Corso bio:  Joe is Founder and President of TouchPoint Inc. where he provides management consulting to various technology companies in the Austin area. Prior to that, Joe has held executive management positions at IBM, Picture Network International (sold to Kodak), Dazel (sold to HP), AlterPoint and Mirage Networks. Joe is an accomplished speaker, advisor, mentor and board member who values the professional and personal relationships he has built with colleagues throughout the years. Joe holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. When he is not spending time with cool technology companies and teams, he enjoys making sawdust in his woodworking shop and driving his Porsche Cayman S, fondly named “Piglet”, on racetracks across Texas.

Register Here!

Idea Pitch Competition

Do you have an innovative idea that could disrupt the status quo and “business as usual”. Each contestant will have two minutes to share their idea in an interactive community setting.  Judges will vote on top ideas and we will award cash prizes.
Prizes include:

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $100
  • Third place: $50
  • Honorable mention: $25
  • Audience favorite: $25

Sponsors include:

  • Rick and Jo Berquist
  • Dan and Jane Green
  • Gates Professor Elham Asgari
  • Pavlis Honors College
  • College of Business

The Idea Pitch Competition will be held on October 11, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Great Lakes Research Center, Room 202.  Please follow the registration link to learn more about the competition and the guidelines.  Register by October 7 to guarantee your spot!

Delta Sigma Phi

Film Board presents

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is rated PG

Friday (9/29) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Saturday (9/30) 5:30, 8:30, 11:30

Sunday (9/31) 5:30, 8:30

Located on Michigan Tech’s campus in Fisher 135. Tickets are $3 and concessions are $1. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend and have a great day.

Copper Country Snowsports Club Winter Gear Swap 

After a short hiatus, the ski swap at Mont Ripley is back! The swap is a fundraiser for the Copper Country Snowsports Club (formerly Mont Ripley Race Team). 

Gather your gear to sell, and drop it off Friday, October 6th from 5-8 pm at the Mont Ripley Chalet. If you are looking at shopping for winter gear, normal sale hours will be 11-2 on October 7th with an early bird hour from 10-11am. 

More information can be found at

Email with any questions. 

Orange Shirt Day

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society at Michigan Tech invites the campus community to participate in Orange Shirt Day on September 30th.

Originating from Canada in 2013, Orange Shirt Day (also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) is a holiday that recognizes the legacy of Indian residential school systems both in the United States and Canada. Under the residential school system, hundreds of thousands of Native children were stripped from their families between the 1880s and the 1970s. These children were brought to federal or religious residential schools, where they were assimilated through abusive and destructive means that were meant to break them of their cultures, languages, and spiritualities.

By participating in Orange Shirt Day, we are recognizing the legacy of the residential school system by honoring the survivors and those children whose lives were taken from them by the residential school systems. So, join us on September 30th by wearing an orange shirt and declaring that “Every Child Matters.”

MUB Board presents

Come play soccer with a massive inflatable bubble around each player! The game is a fun twist on the classic sport that helps level the playing field and can be a great way to exercise and have fun with friends! Refreshments will be provided and it will be free for all students. Show up anytime during the event for some bouncy soccer wipeouts!

Date: 10/07/2023

Time: 12 – 3 pm

Location: Sherman Field

NOTE: Rain Location will be SDC Multipurpose room, 1-4 pm

Free MATLAB Workshop

Women in Physics is hosting a MATLAB workshop that is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 7 week course that will begin with the basic interface of MATLAB, and then will gradually proceed into various applications that are used by professionals.

MATLAB is a programming language that is used in numerous fields, such as engineering, physics, and data analysis. This workshop will help you develop a working knowledge of the language and give you a strong foundation for its implementation in future projects.

The sessions will be held every Saturday (October 7 – December 2) at 2pm over zoom.

If you do not have access to a computer, there will be a designated computer lab on campus that will stream the zoom sessions.

Please use the form to register for the class:

Or the QR code attached to the flyer.

Paid Research Study Still Looking for Participants

We are looking for people to participate in an automated driving research study. You will complete three simulated semi-autonomous driving tasks and be asked to complete surveys about your driving experiences.

The experiment session will take approximately 90 minutes, and you will receive $20 for your time. Your identity will remain confidential. Participation is voluntary. 

Additionally, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be between the ages of 18-30 years.
You must have a valid U.S. driver’s license with at least two years of driving experience in the U.S.
You do not wear glasses and have normal or correct-to-normal vision with contact lenses.

The study was approved by MTU IRB. 

For more information about this study, please contact mtustarlab@gmail.comor scan the QR code in the flyer to sign up. 

Alumni Resource Matchmaker (ARM)

Apply Now for Alumni Resource Matchmaker (ARM) Support!
Are you part of a student organization with big dreams or innovative ideas? Then ARM your group with support from Michigan Tech alumni! The Alumni Resource Matchmaker program is here to help you make a lasting impact on Michigan Tech and its community.

What is ARM?
The Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Directors is thrilled to introduce ARM, a program aimed at connecting student organizations with valuable resources from our extensive alumni network.  With ARM, the Alumni Board has two paths to help fund student organizations that apply for funding support.  First, the Alumni Board still maintains our traditional budgeted contribution (formerly known as SISP) to several applied and qualified organizations, as we always have.  Second, early in 2023, we initiated a new crowd-funding path to activate the entire alumni community to donate to additional qualified and selected organizations.  With this announcement, we’re kicking off the 2nd crowd-funding campaign.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Programs that positively impact students and support the alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.”
  • Inclusive initiatives that engage a wide audience
  • Actions that support a culture of philanthropy among students
  • Requests for knowledge or expertise in a particular area
  • Funding proposals for “capital” goods that will leave a lasting impact on the University

How to Apply:
Click here to apply.  The application deadline for the upcoming ARM crowd-funding campaign is Friday, October 13, 2023, and the crowd-funding campaign will occur from December 6-13.  Note that applications for our traditional Board-provided funding are still welcome year-round!

We are excited to see your creative ideas and impactful projects.

Warm regards,
Michigan Tech Alumni Board of Directors

2023 Student Voting Summit

The 2023 Student Voting Summit at Anchor Bay High School is a nonpartisan event held annually for high school, college, and university students, educators, administrators, and individuals involved in civic engagement and student voting. This event is hosted by the Michigan Department of State in partnership with the Campus Vote Project. It will take place on Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakland University’s Oakland Center in Rochester, MI. Attendees must register for the event, and there is no registration fee. Lunch will be provided, and attendees can also receive free SWAG. Travel funding is available for those who need it, and you can register for the event at

At the summit, participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Connect with peers from across the state to learn about student voting.
  2. Engage in discussions about civic and youth engagement.
  3. Gain insights into changes in upcoming elections and voting rights specific to Michigan.
  4. Meet local and state elected officials.

For further information or to request travel funding, you can contact Sarah Reinhardt at

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being

Depression Screening 

School, managing adult life, keeping up with friends – it all can be a bit overwhelming! Maybe you’ve noticed that you’re feeling down, are less interested in your routine activities, or you’re managing intense sadness. Depression can come in many different forms and we encourage you to participate in a screening to check in on yourself! 

Flu Shot Clinic

Gear up for the colder seasons by getting your flu shot! Taking care of your well-being is essential to living a well-balanced life as a student. We encourage you to visit our separate flu shot website to read about all of the requirements for participation. The best part? Vaccines come at no cost, or at a very low cost to students! 

Board Game Group

Join our student staff and counselors for our recurring board game nights throughout the semester! Relax with other students, make new friends, and play your favorite board games in the Wads Annex! We hope you get to destress and build your community! Please email for more information. 

Coming Up on GivePulse

Support a Tech Tradition: Homecoming Cardboard Boats

SLI is looking for volunteers for the cardboard boat race set up and take down!

Support our Football Team and Athletics!

The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s football team is an NCAA Division II college football program that represents Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). They play their home games at Sherman Field. They need ushers/ticket-takers!

Support the Rozsa!

As a Volunteer Usher, you play a critical role in creating a joyful experience at arts events. Led by Rozsa staff, you and other Ushers work together to greet guests, admit folks into the theater, assist with seating and wayfinding, connect guests to venue accommodations, and support effective crowdflow and emergency procedures. Usher roles will be decided as a team at the beginning of the volunteer shift.

Thursday, October 5th: 7-9:30pm

Friday, October 6th: 5-7:30pm, 7-9:30pm

Support the 2023 Keweenaw Color Run!

Join us for the 2023 Color Run hosted by Keweenaw Young Professionals! This year’s event features a new route and pairs up with the Houghton Fall Fest. Volunteers will help with set up, clean up, color stations, registration, and course safety.

**If a shift you’re interested in is full, please join the waitlist! We will consider opening additional spots up if there is interest.  We want anyone who wants to help to have the opportunity to do so!